Catty-corner to Osterio Vantage was a shop of curiosities called 'Old World Charms.'
Jacent stood in front of it, hand on the glass, staring at a slightly damaged and age-withered Cabbage Patch doll. Memories ﬂooded him.
He'd remembered a child clutching one during an attack by Sabotaj. A row of them on the shelves of a store that threatened to collapse thanks to the efforts of Tunnel Vision. Even a moment touching one that had been discarded by a girl that decided she was too old for them.
Did people now even realize what it was supposed to be? Who would recognize a pre-splice human baby? ... Was it even important?
"... Never liked those." Jacent was brought out of his contemplation by a black beetle girl with deep blue eyes and hair, looking at the doll. "I preferred Monster In My Pocket."
His brows scrunched together. "Do I know-..." He shifted in realization. "Widget."
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Ahmaguh, that was a lot of effort, but I've gone far too long without illustrating this world. Still, the thing I'm most pleased with is Widget. She came out cute. c: